October 2008

Are any of you hookers dressing up for Halloween?

October 31, 2008

Anyone come across some fun & cheap costume ideas? (and yeah, hooker is my new favorite word to call people….except those who actually ARE hookers. not sure what i call them.) And don’t say you’re going as Sarah Palin or Obama as we all know there will be 1,000,00,00,000 + of those around this season. Unless you really LOOK like them – that would be […]

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I don’t fall for any of these cockamamy "tipping tricks"… do i?

October 30, 2008

I’ve hinted about some of these before, but i guess i’m not done w/ it yet ;) I can’t help it really, anything having to do with tipping or splitting the check gets my blood pumping. It’s one of those things we’ll forever be debating in the frugal playground of ours. So I dedicate today’s post to my man Student Scrooge who dug up some […]

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Wedding Pics Update: It’s on Like Donkey Kong! (F-Face)

October 29, 2008

That’s right my friends, Mr. Nice Guy has left the building! It’s been 3 weeks since F-Face (aka our wedding photographer) last contacted us, and we’ve decided to take action now. For all the new folds reading, you can click here, here, here, or here for an update of your choice….although, sadly, it amounts to a pile of lies on the bridge to nowhere. So […]

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Remember the "Dollar a Day" challenge? Well, i’m tweaking it.

October 28, 2008

The Dollar a Day challenge was all about dropping a dollar in my cup every work day (i stole the idea from Counting My Pennies), thus easily saving a few hundred each year. I initially rocked it out, getting up to the early $100’s, but sadly i have tuckerd out…You know that site failblog.org? Well, stamp a big ol’ Pwnd on me cuz I ain’t […]

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Never let the marketers win – Send in those rebate forms!

October 27, 2008

Yes the forms make you wanna vomit, but the money is YOURS – don’t be tricked out of it! If you’ve purchased a product which guarantees you money back, fill those suckers out and stay on top of it. Those little bastards are meant to look confusing and annoy the piss outta you. But you know what? You’re not gonna fall for it! And i […]

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My cell phone broke in half, and then my battery died…

October 24, 2008

How frustrating is that?! Unfortunately i can’t blame anyone but myself here, well i can about the battery just sucking, but it was def. ME who dropped it on the asphalt and cracked it in two. Literally, it broke in half! And not just like the battery falling out or anything, but more like the top screen split from the keypad portion :( While it […]

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Do you ever feel guilty for using your Emergency Fund?

October 23, 2008

Even when an emergency comes up?! Hopefully none of us have to go through anything TOO crazy, but in life there’s always some issue we’re dealing with – and it usually involves money. So when these issues arise, are you/were you prepared to pull from your Emergency Fund and put the crisis out? That’s the gist of an email i got from a reader here […]

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Saving 10% of your money is like "paying an extra bill".

October 22, 2008

Yesssir, you got that straight. I can’t remember for the life of me where i stumbled upon this link, but it’s from 2006 and talks about this “extreme saver” who does just that – thinks of saving as just “another bill” to pay. Genius! While i’ve never really thought of it like that, it’s pretty much what i’ve been doing each check. I have all […]

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New bargain out there – "Quicken Online" goes Free!

October 21, 2008

Quicken Online Goes FREE – Got an update from the Quicken team stating that: “Quicken Online will become FREE starting Monday, October 13th. Until recently, Quicken Online was free to try, but cost $2.99 per month after a trial period. Beginning October 13th, there will be no charge to use the Quicken Online program.” Cool! I don’t personally use them myself, but if YOU do, […]

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October’s $25 Donation goes to help Ugly Shoe Pam!

October 21, 2008

This is the third time i’ve found myself donating to other blogger’s causes – And it feels freakin’ awesome! It feels like the money goes much further this way, and it’s like helping your family :) So who IS this Ugly Shoe Pam? Well, i don’t know her personally, but if my girl Leigh Ann over at Save Leigh Ann says she’s a dear friend, […]

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The Easiest Way to be Financially Confident? Track Your Money.

October 17, 2008

It’s not HOW MUCH you bring in, or how much you spend, but it’s KNOWING where your money is! And not where you *think* your money is, but where it actually is ;) We’re talking about all monthly expenses, savings, retirement funds, and even all that cash stored in that dusty box you’ve probably forgotten about. It’s worth it even if you just do it […]

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“That’s So Money”

October 15, 2008

Painting Supplies: $50.00 Number of $1 bills: 48 Effort put in: 6 months (on and off) Finishing your 1st painting since 2nd grade? PRICELESS. There are some things money can’t buy. For everything else, there’s Budgets are Sexy. Update: Wanna know HOW i created this? Check out the steps here :)

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I’m all for the Credit Cardholder’s Bill of Rights no matter what.

October 15, 2008

I was recently asked to join a group of financial bloggers to discuss our opinions regarding a certain topic each week – thus getting a variety of perspectives. While i’m not sure how many times I’ll participate throughout the weeks (some of this stuff makes my brain hurt!), I did give it the old college try on this last one ;) The topic centered around […]

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10 Cheap Ways to Woo your Other Half – Any day of the week!

October 14, 2008

I know it’s October 14th, and not Feb 14th, but can’t you feel the love in the air?! Maybe it’s because of the market surge yesterday, or the fact that i’m tired of being pissed off at our wedding photographer, but today’s a new day, and it’s time to celebrate! And while Valentine’s day is still a good 4 months away, I figured it can’t […]

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